Childhood in Society for the Early Years

Childhood can only be understood in relation to the multitude of social factors which surround it. This book is written for students doing degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines.

Childhood in Society for the Early Years

Author: Rory McDowall Clark

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473996449

Page: 200

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Childhood can only be understood in relation to the multitude of social factors which surround it. This book is written for students doing degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines. It offers an introduction to the study of childhood and the different contexts within which childhood exists. The text encourages you to re-think childhood, exploring childhood from different contexts - from the child within the family, to the global perspective and the child's own perspective. It enables you to begin to understand childhood in relation to society and to develop the skills to look at childhood from a critical standpoint. This Third Edition includes a new chapter on 'The Evolution of Early Years Provision' adding essential context to the current situation. It has been updated in line with recent changes in the Early Years sector and includes some critical examination of the new Baseline Assessment.

Childhood in Society for Early Childhood Studies

Childhood can only be understood in relation to the multitude of social factors which surround it. This accessible text explores children’s place within society through an examination of the different contexts within which a child exists.

Childhood in Society for Early Childhood Studies

Author: Rory McDowall Clark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844457303

Page: 144

View: 927

Childhood can only be understood in relation to the multitude of social factors which surround it. This accessible text explores children’s place within society through an examination of the different contexts within which a child exists. It begins by looking at the child within the family then goes on to examine the child within the educational setting, the community, the nation and the global perspective. The child's own perspective is explored, recognising children as social agents in their own right. Finally it examines the current climate, making links with Every Child Matters, and considers today's public perceptions of childhood.

Early Childhood Education

This book presents social and cultural perspectives on current theories of learning in early childhood education.

Early Childhood Education

Author: Angela Anning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761943877

Page: 226

View: 349

This book presents social and cultural perspectives on current theories of learning in early childhood education.

The Early Years Matter

This accessible and enaging work introduces current and future teachers, child care providers, and others interested in early childhood education to the importance for the early years in children's well-being and success.

The Early Years Matter

Author: Marilou Hyson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807755583

Page: 192

View: 366

This accessible and enaging work introduces current and future teachers, child care providers, and others interested in early childhood education to the importance for the early years in children's well-being and success. It summarizes their research on the value of high-quality services for young children, families, and society, showing why early education matters both today and into the future. Emphasizing the need to understand and respect young children's strengths and unique characteristics, the authors offer inspiration for working in the field, as well as addressing the realistic challenges of implementing developmentally appropriate care and education.

The Child in Society

The child has a very special place in society, and society defines and shapes childhood. Understanding childhood is essential to early years students and this book offers a great introduction.

The Child in Society

Author: Hazel R Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473911664

Page: 240

View: 896

The child has a very special place in society, and society defines and shapes childhood. Understanding childhood is essential to early years students and this book offers a great introduction. Taking a thematic approach, chapters cover: Historical and Cultural Perspectives Policy and Economic Perspectives Psychological and Biological Perspectives Contemporary Views. Each chapter prompts you to reflect on core issues and interrogate your practice and attitudes towards children in your care. This fantastic foundation will help you to begin to understand the relationship between the child and society. Visit https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-child-in-society/book240119#resources for free access to a selection of SAGE Journal Articles related to key topics in the book.

Early Childhood Studies

This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, challenging and accessible core text for the Early Childhood Studies course. Throughout, key theories and research findings are highlighted and explored to help link theory and practice.

Early Childhood Studies

Author: Rod Parker-Rees

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 147393365X

Page: 320

View: 866

For students of Early Childhood Studies, questions are as important as answers. What is childhood? Is childhood the same in all cultures? How do children grow and develop? What space do we make for children in our society? How do adults approach risk and what does this mean for children? Can children’s play be planned by adults? Early Childhood Studies tackles these questions and more. It explores the why, how and what of studying and working with young children and their families, considering how a range of theories can help us to identify useful questions. This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, challenging and accessible core text for the Early Childhood Studies course. Throughout, key theories and research findings are highlighted and explored to help link theory and practice. It covers the important themes of child development, communication, wellbeing, observation, working with parents, inclusive practice, leadership and research. This fourth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes new chapters on children and risk, inclusive learning environments, play and adults' concepts of childhood.

The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners

Children's Society (2012) The Good Childhood Enquiry Available at www.
childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/ default/files/tcs/good_childhood_report_2013_final.
pdf [Accessed 25 March 2014]. Clark, A. and Moss, P. (2011) Listening to
Children: The ...

The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners

Author: Lyn Trodd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317680723

Page: 522

View: 994

The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners is a comprehensive and accessible course text for all students studying at levels 4 and 5, including on Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood Studies degrees. Designed and written by the Chair of the SEFDEY (Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years) Network and a team of expert contributors, this book covers the essential skills, knowledge and understanding you need to become an inspiring and effective early years practitioner. Divided into four parts: The Student-Practitioner-Professional; The Learning and Development of Children 0-5; The Child, Family and Society; and The Senior Practitioner-Professional, the book covers all aspects of working with young children and engages you with theory that is explicitly linked to your practice. Throughout there is a strong emphasis on supporting your transition to undergraduate study, developing your academic skills and encouraging you to be an active learner. In every chapter, the book seeks to help you develop your professional identity and features: Activities to help you to reflect on your own practice ‘Provocations’ to promote discussion and debate Case study examples and photographs to illustrate key points ‘From Research to Practice’ boxes outlining key research in the field and implications for practice. The book is supported by a companion website featuring, for students, links to useful websites and video material, and an interactive flashcard glossary. Online support for lecturers includes ideas for tasks and activities to use in class and the diagrams and images in the book available to download.

Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners

This book helps readers better understand both the developmental patterns and sequences in children′s development and how the context of this learning impacts on children′s progress.

Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners

Author: Sally Neaum

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526466902

Page: 240

View: 355

Knowing about children and their development underpins a lot of the work done in the early years. This book helps readers better understand both the developmental patterns and sequences in children's development and how the context of this learning impacts on children's progress. This text supports trainees to: - understand the context of children's development - explore different aspects of children's development - apply understanding of child development to practice - enhance practice and develop knowledge.

Children and Society

Introduction In adult thinking, it has been common to fuse childhood 'into the
family institution to such an extent that it becomes an ... In the early years most
British children nowadays attend informal or official playgroups or nursery
settings, ...

Children and Society

Author: Malcolm Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317886046

Page: 368

View: 978

Provides a comprehensive overview of the issues, research and debates relating to children and the experience of childhood in late twentieth century Britain. This volume will address key issues such as juvenile crime, poverty, child protection and children's rights and their implications for the development of policy and services for children. Presents first hand accounts from children and parents.

Reflective Teaching in Early Education

5th edn. London: Sage Publications Ltd. For an understanding of modern
childhoods, take a look at: Blundell, D. (2012) Education and Constructions of
Childhood. London: Continuum. Clark, R. (2013) Childhood in Society for the
Early Years.

Reflective Teaching in Early Education

Author: Jennifer Colwell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441184708

Page: 416

View: 775

Reflective Teaching in Early Education is the definitive textbook for reflective professionals in early education, drawing on the experience of the author team and the latest research, including the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) findings. It offers extensive support for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and career-long professionalism for early years practitioners working in pre-schools, child care settings and the first years of primary schools. Written by a collaborative author team of leading early years educationalists and practitioners led by Jennifer Colwell, Reflective Teaching in Early Education offers two levels of support: - comprehensive, practical guidance for practitioner success with a focus on key issues such as building relationships, communication, behaviour, inclusion, curriculum planning and learning, and teaching strategies; and - evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to aid understanding of the theories informing practice, offering ways to develop deeper understanding of early years practice in early childhood education and care. Reflective activities, case studies, diagrams and figures, end-of-chapter summaries and research briefings are provided throughout. This book, along with the companion reader and associated website, draw upon the work of Andrew Pollard, former Director of the TLRP, and the work of many years of accumulated understanding of generations of early years practitioners, primary school teachers and educationalists. The team includes: Early Years Educationalists: Jennifer Colwell (University of Brighton, UK) | Helen Beaumont (Early Years Advisor, Brighton, UK) | Helen Bradford and Holly Linklater (University of Cambridge, UK) | Julie Canavan, Denise Kingston and Sue Lynch (University of Brighton, UK) | Catriona McDonald and Sheila Nutkins (University of Aberdeen, UK) | Tim Waller (Anglia Ruskin University, UK) Early Years Practitioners: Emma Cook, Sarah Ottwell and Chris Randall (Oneworld Nursery, Brighton, UK) with staff from One World Nursery and Phoenix Nursery (Brighton, UK) Readings for Reflective Teaching in Early Education directly compliments and extends the chapters of this book. It has been designed to provide convenient access to key texts, working as a compact and portable library. The associated website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings and advice on further readings. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice. This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education.

National Curriculum In The Early Years

EDWARDS, A. and KNIGHT, P. (1994) Effective Early Years Education
Buckingham, Open University Press. EYLES, J. ... NUNES, T. (1994) 'The
relationship between childhood and society', Van Leer Foundation Newsletter,
Spring 1994, pp.

National Curriculum In The Early Years

Author: Dr Theo Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135402574

Page: 184

View: 314

The child-centred principles of early years education - which emphasize play and holistic learning - are being challenged by the implementation of a subject-based National Curriculum. The contributors to this book explore this challenge and offer some ways of meeting it practically and productively. Issues covered include: pedagogical issues, such as the cross-curricular, topic-based teaching; teacher's attitudes to subject knowledge; assessment issues, including baseline assessment at the age of five; and parental attitudes to the National Curriculum and its content at Key Stage 1.

Teaching Early Years

Early childhood professionals need specialist preparation to understand and effectively support early years learners. Teaching Early Years offers a systematic, research-based introduction to educating children from birth to eight years.

Teaching Early Years

Author: Susanne Garvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000247651

Page: 392

View: 169

'This new early childhood text provides a comprehensive overview of early childhood education in Australia for children from birth to eight years. It reports on a wide variety of significant early childhood topics and is written in a style directed towards early childhood professionals.' - Kim Walters, President, Early Childhood Teachers Association The early years of care and learning are recognised as crucial for ongoing educational success and future participation in society. Early childhood professionals need specialist preparation to understand and effectively support early years learners. Teaching Early Years offers a systematic, research-based introduction to educating children from birth to eight years. Leading educators identify the key priorities in early years education and cover developmental issues, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Each chapter concludes with questions that guide reflection of the concepts developed in the chapter. Written for early childhood education students, childcare workers and education leaders, Teaching Early Years is an essential resource for anyone involved in caring for and educating early years learners.

Understanding the Montessori Approach

Exploring all areas of the curriculum including the organisation of Montessori schools, the environment, learning and teaching and the outcomes for children this book: focuses on the key principles of the Montessori approach; explores ideas ...

Understanding the Montessori Approach

Author: Barbara Isaacs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113644680X

Page: 136

View: 443

"Understanding the Montessori Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Montessori Approach and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of this Approach to early childhood and and its relationship to quality early years practice.Exploring all areas of the curriculum including the organisation of Montessori schools, the environment, learning and teaching and the outcomes for children this book:focuses on the key principles of the Montessori approach; explores ideas for working with parents and communities around the world;includes a chapter on the benefits and challenges of the Montessori Approach to childrens lives;highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice;can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action researchWritten to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, childrens centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers"--

Learning in the Early Years

There is no worldwide , universal concept of childhood . Diversity is celebrated .
However , there are tensions within and between community perspectives and
contextually constructed patterns of childcare . In western society children are ...

Learning in the Early Years

Author: Jeni Riley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941064

Page: 225

View: 656

This book will help early years educators understand the nature, form, and content of the curriculum for children aged 3 to 7 and the most appropriate ways of presenting it.

Contemporary Issues in the Early Years

She was previously director of the Early Childhood Unit at the National Children's
Bureau. ... including Training to Work in the Early Years (with Lesley Abbott;
Open University Press, 1998), Confident Parents, Confident Children and
Preventive Work with Families. She is also co-editor of the journal Children and
Society.

Contemporary Issues in the Early Years

Author: Gillian Pugh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761970533

Page: 223

View: 632

Praise for First Edition 'The book has been extensively revised to take account of recent legislation in education, health and social services, and includes a new chapter on children’s rights. It brings together the views of many of the most prominent and well-respected figures in the early years sector' - Nursery World It is now widely accepted that during the first few years of life the foundations are laid for all future development. If children are to reach their full potential, then high quality services are required that meet their needs for education and care, and the needs of their parents for support. Yet it is only very recently that government has recognized the importance of

Understanding the Te Whariki Approach

Understanding the Te Whariki Approach introduces the reader to an innovative bicultural curriculum developed for early childhood services in New Zealand.

Understanding the Te Whariki Approach

Author: Wendy Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041561712X

Page: 170

View: 624

Understanding the Te Whariki Approach is a much–needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Te Whariki approach, introducing the reader to an innovative bicultural curriculum developed for early childhood services in New Zealand. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of this approach to early childhood and its relationship to quality early years practice. Providing students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice in the United Kingdom, the book explores all areas of the curriculum, emphasising: strong curriculum connections to families and the wider community; a view of teaching and learning that focuses on responsive and reciprocal relationships with people, places and things; a view of curriculum content as cross-disciplinary and multi-modal; the aspirations for children to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society; a bicultural framework in which indigenous voices have a central place. Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children's centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.

Awakening Children s Minds

Erikson, E., Childhood and society 1950, New York: Norton. 2. Garvey, C., Play ...
26: 85–93; Ruff, H. A., Lawson, K. R., Parinello, R., & Weissberg, R., Long-term
stability of individual differences in sustained attention in the early years. Child ...

Awakening Children s Minds

Author: Laura E. Berk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199728623

Page: 320

View: 409

Parents and teachers today face a swirl of conflicting theories about child rearing and educational practice. Indeed, current guides are contradictory, oversimplified, and at odds with current scientific knowledge. Now, in Awakening Children's Minds, Laura Berk cuts through the confusion of competing theories, offering a new way of thinking about the roles of parents and teachers and how they can make a difference in children's lives. This is the first book to bring to a general audience, in lucid prose richly laced with examples, truly state-of-the-art thinking about child rearing and early education. Berk's central message is that parents and teachers contribute profoundly to the development of competent, caring, well-adjusted children. In particular, she argues that adult-child communication in shared activities is the wellspring of psychological development. These dialogues enhance language skills, reasoning ability, problem-solving strategies, the capacity to bring action under the control of thought, and the child's cultural and moral values. Berk explains how children weave the voices of more expert cultural members into dialogues with themselves. When puzzling, difficult, or stressful circumstances arise, children call on this private speech to guide and control their thinking and behavior. In addition to providing clear roles for parents and teachers, Berk also offers concrete suggestions for creating and evaluating quality educational environments--at home, in child care, in preschool, and in primary school--and addresses the unique challenges of helping children with special needs. Parents, Berk writes, need a consistent way of thinking about their role in children's lives, one that can guide them in making effective child-rearing decisions. Awakening Children's Minds gives us the basic guidance we need to raise caring, thoughtful, intelligent children.

Healthy Living in the Early Years Foundation Stage

... in society. Over the past ten years, considerable evidence has emerged from
surveys and research which highlights the importance of addressing the state of
young children's physical health and emotional wellbeing. Combating childhood
 ...

Healthy Living in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author:

Publisher: Optimus Education eBooks

ISBN: 1907567097

Page:

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Ensuring Every Child Matters

This chapter explores: • how society's understanding of what is meant by the term
'child' has changed over time; • what ... Early Years settings and schools have in
turn increasingly realized that developing these skills and helping children to ...

Ensuring Every Child Matters

Author: Gianna Knowles

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446203492

Page: 176

View: 656

In today's climate of multi-professional working, this book examines how children from the ages of 3 to 11 are educated, in the educational and social context of the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda. There are chapters dedicated to the five outcomes of Every Child Matters (which are: being healthy; staying safe; enjoying and achieving; making a positive contribution; achieving economic wellbeing), as well as comprehensive guidance on how to ensure the ECM standards are met. However, this book also looks at the broader scope of how children learn in early years settings and primary schools, and is written at a level that enables the reader to develop their own knowledge and understanding. Issues discussed include: - social justice; - diversity and inclusion; - the child in society; - working with families. Case studies are provided in each chapter, along with activities, suggestions for further reading and useful websites. Suitable for Childhood Studies and Education Studies courses, and for teaching assistants studying for a Foundation Degree or Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, the content is equally relevant for teacher-training courses and practising teachers. Gianna Knowles is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chichester.

Inclusion and Early Years Practice

Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 31(3): 271.
Jordan, B. (2009) Scaffolding learning and constructing understandings. In A.
Anning, J. Cullen and M. Fleer (eds) Early Childhood Education: Society and ...

Inclusion and Early Years Practice

Author: Kathy Brodie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131770150X

Page: 198

View: 238

Inclusion is a difficult, complex issue for which there are no off-the-shelf answers. To be an effective practitioner it is necessary to identify what makes each situation and circumstance unique and use this knowledge to develop strategies and approaches that are appropriate. This timely new text examines the key perceptions, perspectives and concepts around inclusion in the Early Years. Drawing on real-life experiences of practitioners, it considers the questions practitioners are likely to come across in their professional lives and how they might genuinely go about meeting the needs of all the children in their care. The book covers all aspects of inclusion including special educational needs, gender and sexuality, multiculturalism, multilingualism, Roma and traveller communities and economic wellbeing. Each chapter features: Case studies to develop reflective thinking Boxed examples to illustrate key points Questions to promote discussion and debate Annotated further reading lists With case studies drawn from current research and thinking points which encourage reflective practice, this book will be essential reading for students on early childhood studies programmes and early years foundation degrees that wish to become reflective and critically aware practitioners.